New Big Screen Classics series in Suffern. NY!

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  1. Peter Apruzzese

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    Here we go again, folks [​IMG]

    Following is a list of the first 2003 series of classic films to be presented at the historic Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, New York. The Lafayette is a huge 1250-seat, single screen movie house built in 1923 and features a genuine Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

    All films will be in 35mm, all shows are on Saturdays at 12 noon, and all seats are $6.00. I hope some of you can make it!

    As a little added incentive, here is a photo of the interior of the theatre (visit the website for a larger look):

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    2003 SCHEDULE

    February 15 - IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)

    February 22 - GLORY (1989)

    March 1 - Astaire & Rogers - THE BARKLEYS OF BROADWAY (1949)

    March 8 - THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951)

    March 15 - THE BUGS BUNNY/LOONEY TUNES CARTOON FESTIVAL

    March 22 - THE QUIET MAN (1952)

    March 29 - A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (1935)

    April 5 - Alfred Hitchcock’s REAR WINDOW (1954)

    April 12 - LAURA (1944)

    April 19 - BEN-HUR (1925 silent film, presented with live Theatre Organ)

    April 26 - THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

    May 3 - SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)

    May 10 - THE PRODUCERS (1968) – The 35th Anniversary

    May 17 - ALL ABOUT EVE (1951)

    May 24 - SUPERMAN - The Restored Director’s Cut (1978)

    May 31 - FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963) – The 40th Anniversary

    June 7 - SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)

    June 14 - KING KONG (1933) – The 70th Anniversary; SPECIAL 1933 ADMISSION PRICE OF 50 CENTS FOR THIS SHOW!

    June 21 - RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)

    June 28 - THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951)

    July 5 - STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER (1952)

    Big Screen Classics website

    Thanks for reading and enjoy the show!
     
  2. Adam Lenhardt

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    That's only about 2 hours from where I am... I may make the trip down for Superman or Raiders if I'm free. That's a great photo; I love the old movie houses. Thanks for posting regardless.
     
  3. Jason_Els

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    I'm 10 miles away and ARRGGGHHHH!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] I WORK SATURDAYS!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Damn!!! I had NO idea this theater was here! I'd love to see these in a real theater. Oh no.
     
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    Thanks again for the info Pete. Since I now live 5 minutes away from this theater, my wife and I will be seeing many of these films.[​IMG]

    Btw, how is the projection and sound in this theater Pete?
     
  5. Peter Apruzzese

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    Tino: Projection and sound are top-notch. We have Century picture and sound heads, Xetron lamhouses, Schneider lenses, and an HPS4000 sound system. I think you'll be pleased.

    Jason - hope you can make it to some of the shows. Maybe you're due for a little "sick time"? [​IMG]
     
  6. Bob Furmanek

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    I'm really looking forward to this series. Will anybody from this forum be attending this Saturday's premiere presentation? It will be great to see IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT on the big screen in a grand old theatre!

    Bob
     
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    It is a great old theater, I used to go there with the wife and kids several years ago. I will have to hook up with my buddy Tino for Raiders [​IMG] .
     
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    I'm so there John! I'll be catching quite a few of these shows.
     
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    Does anyone know the condition of the 35mm print for this weekend? I believe Columbia was doing a restoration on this title several years ago...
     
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    Wow, Peter. I can only dream of one of these types of theaters coming to Cape Cod. However, my parents live in Greenwich, CT and my mother's birthday is on 4/16. I think we'll have to celebrate on the 12th and take her to see "Laura".
     
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    Ben-Hur? From Russia With Love? A 35 mm print of the Superman director's cut? Raiders?

    I want to move!
     
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    The restored It Happened One Night is wonderful. A few scenes came from poor quality reduction elements, but still look reasonably good. The rest looks fresh from 1934.
     

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